Natureworks Teams Up With BioAmber | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 8 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 20, 2012

Natureworks Teams Up With BioAmber

Department: Business
Keywords: bio-based polymers, joint venture, polylactic acid

The biobased chemical companies NatureWorks and BioAmber have formed a joint venture to bring new biobased polymer composites to the market. NatureWorks, a Cargill subsidiary, is the largest producer of the biobased polymer polylactic acid (PLA). BioAmber is building plants to make biobased succinic acid, with which it plans to produce polybutylene succinate (PBS), another biobased polymer. Called AmberWorks, the joint venture will manufacture PLA/PBS compounds for applications that existing biobased polymers can’t address, the partners say.

 
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